It’s set to be a warm one and things are certainly hotting up on the entertainment front in the Toon this weekend…

For families WWT Washington are holding a puddle jumping event which looks like a lot of fun, or you can let the kids unleash the creativity at Dynamic Ceramic at the Shipley Art Gallery and there’s lots of family fun on offer at Whitehouse Farm.

For the grown ups this weekend, here’s our pick:

Art 50

The Art 50 weekender examines what it means to be British in a post-Brexit world, and is taking place on Saturday 23 and Sunday 24 February.

This debate about our national identity will be explored in a free weekend of performance, music and art at BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art and Sage Gateshead.

It is part of a national project called Art 50, which has enabled 50 artistic commissions which examine the question of what it means to be British today, from the varied perspectives of people in cities, town and rural communities across the UK.

A selection of these commissions can be seen across the two days at the two Gateshead venues.

Craft Beer Evolution

Meanwhile on the Newcastle side of the river, creativity is being explored in a different way as craft brewers get together for Craft Beer Evolution.

Ten neighbouring breweries have worked together to challenge each other, share knowledge and innovate, and the result is 10 one-off craft ales.

Beer lovers can sample these, and chat beer, knowledge and techniques at this special event.

Taking place from 12 – 4pm on Saturday 23 February at Tyne Bank Brewery, Meat:Stack will be serving up the type of food that is the perfect accompaniment to great beer.


And on Saturday evening, in a much livelier type of get together, Gatecrasher Classical is at the City Hall and they have just announced an official after-party.

Radio 1 stalwart Judge Jules will be taking over the decks at the Riverside from 11pm, along with Gatecrasher’s Scott Bond for a night of pure trance gold bringing you the biggest classics from 25 years of the iconic club night.

Joining the two original GC residents are local heroes Solis and Sean Truby, and there will be an exclusive live performance from Marcella Woods.

Tickets for both events are on sale now at with a very limited number available for the Classical event.

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